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Veg Art by Botanical Artist Christine Stephenson

Tuesday, 26th June 2018 10:03 pm

Veg Art - CHRISTINE STEPHENSON

published by James Fennell in Exhibitions, Art

ABOUT THE ARTIST CHRISTINE STEPHENSON

Botanical Artist

b. 1937 Winchester, Hampshire

ART EDUCATION
Municipal College of Art Bournemouth. 1953-58

AWARDS:
Royal Horticultural Society: Silver Medal 1995
Royal Horticultural Society: Gold Medal 1996
Society of Botanical artists: Elected member 1997 Society of Botanical artists: Certi cate of Botanical rnerit 1999 EXHIBITIONS:
Royal Horticultural Society: London, 1995-1996
Society of Botanical artists: London, 1993-99
Lucy B. Campbell Gallery: Kensington, London, 1996-2005 Gordon Craig Gallery: Knightsbridge, London, 1999
Chelsea Flower Show: London, 2000
The Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation: Pittsburg, U.S.A. 2000 Cobbold and Judd: Hintleshan1 Hall Gallery, Suffolk, 2001-2004 PUBLICATIONS
Wootten’s of Wenhaston, Suffolk: Commissioned to make paintings to illustrate their catalogues 1994-2004

ARTICLES ABOUT MY WORK Country Living Magazine: May 2004
DE TUIN Exclusief - The Netherlands 2005 - 2011

Peas
Cos Lettuce
Broad Beans

ABOUT MY WORK


When I was a small child, I remember looking out of my pushchair with enormous pleasure at the abundant owers and leaves in the lush Devonshire hedgerows and I have loved plants and wild life throughout my life. During my long career as an art teacher in London it became my ambition to express how I felt about plants by painting them and when I retired and moved to Suffolk I quickly built up a second career as a painter of plants. I showed my work in London where I sold all over the world and was lucky enough to find plenty of people who wanted to commission me to record a favourite flower or vegetable, others wanted to buy paintings to give as wedding or birthday presents. Several people came back for more and made collections of my work. Having sold every painting I ever did, I have now stopped work and live in the Suffolk countryside tending my large garden and caring for my cats and chickens.

Onion
Fennel

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